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Episode 031 | Scott Wlaschin - Learn from Diverse Sources

Episode 031 | Scott Wlaschin - Learn from Diverse Sources

Scott Wlaschin talks with Dave Rael about the value of sharing your knowledge, the need for broad expertise, and that all problems are about people and never technical in nature.

Scott Wlaschin is a .NET developer, architect and author. He has over 20 years experience in a wide variety of areas from high-level UX/UI to low-level database implementations. He loves learning programming languages, his favorites being Smalltalk, but also Prolog, Python, and more recently, F#, which he blogs about at


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Scott Wlaschin
5:24 - Scott encourages everyone to blog and shares the benefits of explaining and teaching
6:44 - Scott's definition of value
9:11 - The things that "light Scott up"
10:38 - Learning as an end in and of itself
12:05 - How Scott got started writing software
12:56 - Software and LEGOs
14:14 - Scott and the functional approach
15:25 - Scott's story of failure, the importance of listening to custo